Tuesday, January 8, 2013
As a result of a slow moving system in southern Texas, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for St. John the Baptist Parish until 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 10. Residents can expect rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches throughout the next few days. Localized, higher amounts of rain up to 6 inches are possible in advance of the cold front that will be pushing into the area.
President Robottom is requesting assistance from residents in cleaning out catch basins and storm drains during breaks in rain events to assist with drainage due to anticipated heavy rains through Thursday. Please avoid placing debris in ditches, drainage canals, and on the side of the road that may impede drainage or become projectiles. Residents should use caution when going outside. The St. John Parish Emergency Operations is monitoring the weather forecast for any changes.
Please stay tuned to local weather stations for weather updates and changes in the forecast. Please also sign up to receive emergency notifications to your home phone, cell phone, email or SMS text messaging device. Residents may sign up for the service by visiting the homepage of the Parish’s website at wwwsjbparish.com and clicking on the FirstCall-Interactive Network link.
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